What is another word for startling?

Pronunciation: [stˈɑːtlɪŋ] (IPA)

When it comes to finding synonyms for the word "startling," there are several options to choose from. Some common alternatives include words such as surprising, shocking, alarming, and unexpected. Other options include words like jolting, upsetting, disconcerting, and bewildering. Each of these synonyms carries a similar connotation to the original word, communicating a sense of surprise or shock at something unexpected. Depending on the context, one synonym may be more appropriate than another. However, using synonyms can help to add variety and nuance to your writing, allowing you to communicate your ideas more effectively.

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What are the opposite words for startling?

The word "startling" carries an element of surprise or shock. Its opposite is "calming," which suggests a peaceful and reassuring feeling. "Comforting" is another antonym for startling, implying that something makes you feel at ease or provides emotional support. "Familiar" is a word that opposes startling, meaning something you know well and that doesn't surprise or shock you. Another antonym is "expected" which indicates that something is anticipated and predictable. In contrast, "jarring" is an antonym that describes something that is disruptive or unpleasantly surprising. These antonyms provide a spectrum of emotions that opposes the jarring and startling feeling.

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Usage examples for Startling

And then a startling thing happened.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
"Nothing startling," replied Jerry.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Dr. Wise and the professors got the boys below, and none too soon, for all of a sudden a funnel-shaped cloud appeared on the horizon, spread with startling rapidity until it covered the entire heavens, and then from it shot out a fierce flash of lightning, while the wind which had died out now blew from an unexpected quarter with the greatest fury.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island"
Cyril Burleigh

Famous quotes with Startling

  • As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, I will be participating in several hearings on the startling revelations contained in the report.
    Charles Foster Bass
  • Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity.
    Leonard Cohen
  • Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.
    Gordon Cooper
  • For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.
    Quentin Crisp
  • The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.
    Marquis De Custine

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